Hume on Miracles
Earman (John)
Source: Earman - Hume's Abject Failure - The Argument Against Miracles, 2000
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Sections

  1. Abstract – 1
  2. Hume's Religious Orientation – 4
  3. The Origins of Hume's Essay – 6
  4. The Puzzles of Hume's Definitions of “Miracles” – 8
  5. Conceptions of Miracles – 9
  6. What a Miracle Is for Hume – 12
  7. The Eighteenth-Century Debate on Miracles – 14
  8. The Structure of Hume's Essay – 20
  9. Hume's Straight Rule of Induction and His “Proof” Against Miracles – 22
  10. Hume, Bayes, and Price – 24
  11. Bayes and Bayesianism – 26
  12. The Bayes-Price Rejection of Hume's Straight Rule – 29
  13. Hume's Stultification of Scientific Inquiry – 31
  14. The Indian Prince – 33
  15. Hume's Maxim – 38
  16. What Is Hume's Thesis? – 43
  17. Hume's Diminution Principle – 49
  18. Multiple Witnessing – 53
  19. More Multiple Witnessing – 56
  20. What Is Right About Hume's Position – 59
  21. Fall Back Positions for Hume – 61
  22. Probabilifying Religious Doctrines – 65
  23. Hume's Contrary Miracles Argument – 67
  24. Conclusion – 70
  25. Appendix on Probability – 75
  26. Works Cited – 87

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